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Ensuring Accurate Formulation of Liquinox Detergent

Q. I am a validation manager and we use Liquinox in multiple pieces of equipment across our manufacturing site. While witnessing our cleaning, I noticed the dilution instructions are not being followed. Instead, operators are adding some squirts/pumps/pours from the bottle into a bucket with purified water. Does Liquinox have a range of effective concentration?  Do you have auto-mix ideas or other dosing solutions for customers facing this issue of accurate formulation?

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What is Critical Cleaning?

Q: What precisely is critical cleaning? How does it differ from “regular” cleaning? A: It refers to a very specific type of cleaning. It is where the cleaning itself impacts the value of the finished output from whatever residue/contaminant is being cleaned.

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Posted in Aerospace, Biotechnology, Cosmetic, Electronic, Environmental, Filter, Food & Beverage, Foodservice, Healthcare, Industry, Laboratory, Manual Lab Cleaning, Medical Device, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical0 Comments

Clean Salicylic Acid Lotions From Equipment

Q. What can be used to manually clean salicylic acid lotions, creams, emulsions from manufacturing equipment?
A. In general salicylic acid is best cleaned by sodium phosphate or alkali citrate salt containing cleaners. Lotions and creams are often best cleaned by high alkaline cleaners.

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Cold Cleaning

Q: We are a large biotech and in an effort to go green with our cleaning, we are exploring cold cleaning (cleaning with cold water) using your detergents. A: Cold cleaning is a very reasonable approach for energy conservation, and in short, its effectiveness depends on the details of the application.

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Cosmetics Cleaning: Removing Erythrosine

Do you have a known solution for removing erythrosine from stainless steel? Erythrosine is also known as Red 3 when used as a cosmetic. Sometimes the cleaning is manual, other times it is automated.

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The Question of ‘Cosmeceuticals’

Watch Steve Kuehn, Executive Content Director at Nice Insight, sit down with Director of Marketing and Development, Michael Moussourakis to discuss the growing question of Cosmeceuticals. The question being: What if a cosmetic product treats or prevents an illness or disease? For many in the cosmetic industry, this answer can be a gray area.

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Cleaning Stressed Polycarbonate

Q. In the past you have recommended a specific detergent type detergent for our sensitive plastics (stressed polycarbonate), mentioning that it does not have a surfactant. Can you elaborate for us why?

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Keylajet

What is Keylajet detergent?

We’ve been a long time user of Solujet for our CIP system, and love it! I recently passed by your booth at a tradeshow and you set me up with a sample of Keylajet when we mentioned some extra viscous waxy residue we were having trouble removing. We were hoping to stay with our CIP method. It worked great! Can you relay more info?

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Join us in Vegas for COSMOPROF 2017

Visit Alconox, Inc. at COSMOPROF North America, July 9-11, 2017. When you’re at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, stop by booth #22203 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

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Detecting Residue in Cleaning Validation

When beginning cleaning validation, a company must identify the residues to be tested and then select the best detection method. Alconox Inc. is here to help. We provide validation service support

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